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Friday, June 10, 2005

Volunteers, please?

Anyone out there broadcasting the Glamorgan-Kent game? If yes, anyone out there watching? If yes, anyone out there who could give us all a report, please, of how the Ganguly innings shaped, against the wider context of the game? Appreciate it, muchly.

10 Comments:

  • looks like an old fashioned Saurav 100......steady start, then picks up plenty of boundaries, and then a flurry of sixes. And look at the rest of the Glamorgan's performance.....

    This should do Saurav's confidence a ton of good......Kent's got one of the better bowling attacks as well.....

    By Blogger Sunil, at 13:42  

  • All good things should and will come to an end. Well it has he scored 142 studded with 5 6s and 15 4s. I hope this brings Dada back to form.

    By Blogger Cricket fanatic, at 13:45  

  • That is very good news indeed.Hopefully dada will be able to achieve a level of consistency and get back in form...

    By Blogger FSN 2.2, at 13:50  

  • Terrific knock. This was vintage Sourav. He made 211 in the last two days, twice out. But he got steadily better, and today's was a fluent effort, the likes of which we haven't seen from Sourav since March 2003. (He did make a few test 50s along the way, and a big Duleep century against the BCB XI, but they were laboured innings). The Sourav of old was back at Cardiff today...

    By Blogger duke_PKB, at 14:33  

  • From the Guardian..

    "Ganguly, though, had spent part of the lunch break reviewing his first-innings 69 with Glamorgan's video analyst and berating himself for the slightest technical hitch, and now he reached his half-century in only 59 balls, at which point he started to throw the bat. James Tredwell disappeared over long-off, then on to the roof of a marquee beyond mid-wicket."


    if THAT isn't good work ethic, what is? :-)

    also, he has been invited to play the tsunami tie...

    By Blogger chatura, at 00:31  

  • Hmm good thing that he has scored some runs.Now the challege for dada is to score runs regularly ,as in scores of 45,67,56,21,78 are far more welcome then 120.107,6 87.Thats sometging he has to work on.Also Ganguly when he first started used to stand tall with a slightly different stance.That time he was compenent against short bowl.In fact when Dravid scored that knocks of 140 and 80 odd ,in 97 Ganguly also excelled against an attack of Donald,Polock(much faster than he is today) and Klusener and Co.So he probably needs to go back to his old stance.And of course that fielding that also has to IMPROVE and majorly.no more runnin witht he ball DADA.

    By Anonymous Ashish., at 01:59  

  • ashish saab

    scoring 45,67,56,21,78, as you told all the time is not easy for a player like Ganguly who is not averse to take risks while batting. He is not like Dravid who is bent upon scoring the fifty - leaving the number of balls issue to air and team to space-( yet he is called as a team man and not GANG, YUVRAJ, SEHWAG KAIF, HARBHAJAN etc- strange are the so called learned people- leave it off its a big story)

    But what GANG has to do is - in thsi juncture- do not take risks atleast until the 35s had been scored. May be then he can play.

    When DRAVID and even Sachin , of late is consuming so many balls - there is nothing wrong DADA if you consume a few more balls more. Any way in the final analyssi you will be less than the DRavids.



    Some one anonymous in thios coloumns have commented that it appears those people who are praisng GANG are all Bengalis.


    See fortunately we Indians are loiving well until now. Dont make such comments. CRICKET IS INDIA - not a state or districts game


    Incidentally I am from ANDHRA PRADESH- TIRUPATI- VIJAY KUMAR. I do not hjave any remote bengali connection also. In that case as the comment goes I need to praise Dravid - he being SOUTHY..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 03:27  

  • Now I understand the frustation that Prem goes thru with each and every post and article getting scrutinized to twist its meaning and look for controversy.

    Vijay Kumar, please read my posts carefully..did I really, exclusively accuse bengalis? I observed a tendency where people loose logic and objectivity when it comes to their regional hero. Also, fans become emotional and take it personally if some thing bad is said about their fav cricketer.

    Look at all the gangs hero worshipping happening on this site. What is wrong if they drop Gangs? Din't Mathew Hayden get dropped? Also, look at all the kiddish talk of how a sahin or dravid takes more balls to score etc. One guy goes to the extent of calling gangs 'wounded tiger' etc etc.

    Sadly, Indian supporters for me tend to be too emotional & biased for any objective analysis of a cricket issue.

    Just go to any cricket indian forum and it is always the South Asian forum which is messy& noisy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41  

  • anonymous, my friend, with your last sentence, you have defied what you seem to be preaching! That was totally uncalled for!

    Prem, do you really all these? Must be giving you kicks! :-)

    By Blogger Angshuman Sarkar, at 14:22  

  • I cannot understand why a guy who has captained India so well has to take so much abuse for a job well done. Apart from Lara, nobody has really scored well when they captained a side. I do not understand what the fuss is all about.

    Ganguly is a class player and like all other players (rahul, sachin etc) he is going through a lean phase. We need to give people some space. All these ex-cricketers who have not won any series abroad are trashing him to get media space.

    people talk of dropping ganguly as if we are miraculously going to start winning test matches once he is not around. He has managed all the prima donnas in the team very well and let us accept the fact that he is out of form and needs to play himself into form without people castigating him for everything he does and does not do!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 03:33  

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